By James A. Jobling
Containing over 8,500 entries, A Dictionary of medical chook Names is the 1st ebook to give an explanation for the derivation and which means of all legitimate medical fowl names. This worthy reference defines each one identify half individually to prevent the confusion of destiny revisions--a identify like Passer domesticus will simply be came upon because the separate entries Passer (sparrow) and domesticus (domestic). different entries supply attention-grabbing info and worthy details. We study, for instance, that lewis is derived from explorer Meriwether Lewis, and decussatus shows fowl is marked with X-shaped crosses. And an informative creation discusses the ways that birds were named for his or her visual appeal, for an individual or position, or a few point in their habitat, foodstuff, or voice.
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Barringeri After Brandon Barringer (b. 1899) US banker and trustee of Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. barroti After Adolphe Barrot (18011870) French diplomat in Colombia, 18311835 and the Philippines, 18351838. bartelsi After Max E. G. Bartels (18711936) Dutch plantation owner and naturalist in Java, 18951936. bartletti After Abraham Dee Bartlett (18121897) English zoologist. Bartramia After William Bartram (17391823) US naturalist, collector, and explorer. bartschi After P. Bartsch (18711960) US naturalist and collector.
Baboecalus Dim. from Gr. babax, a chatterer. bacchus L. bacchus, wine (myth. Bacchus, god of wine); ref. colour of head, neck, and breast of the Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola. bachmani /bachmanii After John Bachman (17901874) US naturalist and author. bactrianus L. Bactrianus, Bactrian, of Bactria or Bactriana, a country of central Asia, whose warlike, barbarian inhabitants lived on plunder. Bactria corresponded to modern Afghanistan and northern Iran. badeigularis L. badius, chestnutcoloured; Mod.
339). Apoia After Mount Apo, an active volcano on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. apolinari After Brother H. Apolinar (fl. 1914) Colombian missionary and zoologist. apolites Gr. apolites (a form of apopolites), an outlaw, an exile. apperti After the Revd. Fr. O. Appert (fl. 1972) German missionary, collector in Madagascar, and author. approximans L. e. related to) (approximare, to draw near to). apricaria L. e. sun-kissed); ref. the Golden Plover's Pluvialis gold-spangled upperparts. Aprosmictus Gr.
A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names by James A. Jobling